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Reggae Artist, Skull, To Release Animated Ringtone; Will Distribute Audio Release Exclusively Via Myspace

Published December 19, 2006
Skull makes history as first the artist from urban genre to release an animated ringtone.

Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies At Age 83

Published December 15, 2006
He had been hospitalized with a head injury and a coma since October 29, when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan.

World Music Institute's Africa In New York Series Begins With Gnawa Music Master Hassan Hakmoun

Published December 14, 2006
The series, which kicks off January 13, also features concerts with Ologunde and the Fula Flute Ensemble

US Congressman-elect John Hall and Buffy Saint-Marie To Speak At 19th Annual Folk Alliance Conference

Published December 14, 2006
The conference will be held this February 21-25 in Memphis.

Ticket Sales Open For Seven Days Of Opening Nights 2007

Published December 12, 2006
Rosanne Cash, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marian McPartland, and more at the ninth season of "Seven Days of Opening Nights", Feb. 12-27, 2007.

Kodo Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Greatest Hits Album And Extensive North American Tour

Published December 12, 2006
The Japanese drummers release Heartbeat January 23 on Sony Japan/Red Ink.

49th Annual Grammy Award Nominations Announced

Published December 8, 2006
Check out the World, Reggae, Latin, Folk, and Polka nominees and categories for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

Renowned Zydeco Artist Terrance Simien Takes Mardi Gras To Mali Through Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters Program

Published December 6, 2006
From Bamako To The Bayou brings students and musicians on two continents together.

Nacional Records' First U.S. Signing Is Pacha Massive

Published December 6, 2006
The New York City-based duo's debut, entitled All Good Things, is set for release on Feburary 20.

Jamaican Filmmaker Perry Henzell Dies At Age 70

Published December 5, 2006
With the passing of the filmmaker on November 30, Jamaica not only lost one of its most creative minds, but a firebrand who was frustrated that his country never fulfilled its post-independence promise.

An Evening Of Jewish Music: A Lid Un A Tfile - A Song And A Prayer

Published December 5, 2006
Art of Time Ensemble, Artistic Director and pianist Andrew Burashko's innovative chamber group, is pleased to present a night of Jewish music with Eastern European roots.

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Documentary Wins International Emmy Award

Published December 5, 2006
Divan Orchestra's US performances are set for December 16-19 (including Carnegie Hall), in addition to a new release of Beethoven's Symphony No.9 on December 5th.

Six Degress Records Inks Deal With Fontana

Published December 4, 2006
Groundbreaking label seals new distribution deal with leading independent distributor for such notable artists as Bebel Gilberto, Michael Franti, the Six Degrees Travel Series, and its partnership with Ziriguiboom/Crammed Discs.

Ozomatli To Release “Don't Mess With The Dragon” March 27th On Concord Records

Published December 1, 2006
The Grammy award-winning L.A. band’s new album addresses Hurricane Katrina, Iraq and changing lives.

Fourth Annual globalFEST Moves To Bigger Venue & Announces 2007 Line-Up

Published December 1, 2006
On January 21, 2007, the fourth annual globalFEST will showcase roots revival, surf rock, classical ouds, Afro-Portuguese songs and more on three stages at Webster Hall.

Danilo Perez Foundation Announces The Fourth Annual Panama Jazz Festival

Published November 29, 2006
To be held January 18 - 20, 2007, the festival will feature top international and Panamanian artistists like the Panama All Stars, Edmar Castaneda Trio and a tribute to late Panamanian singer Barbara Wilson.

South African Kwaito Star Lebo Mathosa Dies In Car Crash

Published November 28, 2006
South Africa mourned the death of one of its biggest pop stars last month. Lebo Mathosa, 29, died in a car crash October 23 in Germiston, South Africa, after her driver lost control of the vehicle.
By Carl Negro

Danish World Musicians To Perform With New York Headliners At Global Village Denmark-NY

Published November 28, 2006
Four world music ambassadors from Denmark’s lively local scene will perform with several esteemed New York players at the Global Village Denmark-NY.

Mexican Independent Cinema Honored In New York City

Published November 27, 2006
Presented by ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, ZONEMA 2006 celebrates such international superstars as Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama) and (pictured) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams).

JDub Records Celebrates Hanukkah 2006 With Vodka Latka And Jewltide Alt-Christmas Parties

Published November 27, 2006
Dreydls, Jelly Donuts, Wontons and DJs will be in abundant supply, but the evening's talent will vary from town to town.

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